Basic Training, Advanced Training and Business Consulting

Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy (PNAA) offers aesthetic training courses for licensed medical professionals.

There’s no better way to add to your level of expertise and expand your marketability in this rapidly growing field of medical aesthetics than obtaining skills in the field of aesthetic medicine. PNAA offers private and group training in basic, and advanced, neuromodulator and dermal filler as well PDO threads, PRP, PLLA, sclerotherapy, and skincare treatments.


An overview of the history of neuro-toxin is followed by extensive classroom discussion of mechanism, efficacy, adverse reactions and treatment considerations of neuro-toxin injections. Instruction on patient assessment and injection techniques will be followed by hands on experience with models.
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Dermal Filler

Day two includes, an introduction to the many different types of dermal filler and a demonstration of consultation techniques to determine the best course of treatment to maximize your patient’s satisfaction. Students will learn how to exam facial structures and discuss anatomical changes as people age.
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Business Training

Whether you’re starting an aesthetics practice full-time, beginning to inject part-time, or simply exploring your options, the training staff at PNAA can answer all your marketing, business structure, and legal questions to enable you to feel completely confident, and competent, as you embark on your new career.
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Wendy Pickett

Lead Instructor

Wendy is a registered nurse with over twenty years of experience in the emergency department. In 2012 she entered the field of aesthetics part-time while continuing to work in the ER. In less than one year, Wendy was co-owner at a successful medical spa on the Oregon coast and was soon able to quit her job in the hospital. Now, Wendy has been able to combine her love of aesthetics, medical care, and teaching at Pacific Northwest Aesthetics Academy.
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Dr. Mike Mitchell

Medical Director

Mike started his career in California attending the UCLA School of Medicine before relocating to Oregon for surgical training at Oregon Health & Science University. He has spent the last two decades treating patients in an emergency setting and brings a unique, compassionate touch to every situation. He’s also trained in aesthetic – and advanced aesthetic – injections and due to his background in repairing minor and major facial trauma, has extensive knowledge in facial anatomy.
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Kathy Hodge Kramer

Lead Instructor

After 27 years of nursing in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine, Kathy’s interest turned towards aesthetics. In 2010, she switched careers and devoted her time to learning cosmetic injection and laser skills. In 2014, she earned her Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification through the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.

After seven years in the field, working at two of the premiere facial plastic surgery clinics in the Portland area, Kathy has developed a large, loyal clientele.
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